Main similarity is that both anime features living within the game and in real life. There is the idea of being a member of a community and adventure and exploring the world that the protagonists live in. Both anime are special in their own way such as the contrasting protagonists. Both have good art quality as well and if you like action and fantasy anime, these two are definitely recommendable.
Both involve players who log into a game, but cannot logout. They have the same situation where the players have to either form alliances or be lone wolves. The main character in one anime is more of a lone wolf, while the other anime features three main characters who form their own alliance.
Log Horizon and Sword Art Online have similar base concept (stuck in a MMORPG)s, which differ just by a little spice - one is Virtual Reality MMORPG, the other is just a basic MMORPG.
The main difference between them is that while Log Horizon is more serious, action-filled and mature (it goes pretty deep at parts), Sword Art Online is lightweight, more romance than action-focused, and suitable for younger audiences.
If you felt like Sword Art Online had little action and/or was too lightweight, but loved the concept, try Log Horizon
If you felt like Log Horizon was somewhat difficult to follow, and/or are asking for more romance, but want to keep the concept, try Sword Art Online.
And in the end, if you just care about the overmentioned concept of being stuck in a MMORPG, try them both at once. read more
Although Log Horizon doesn't have romantic moments like SAO but it's the almost the same concept as in millions of people being stuck in an MMORPG. Players in Log Horizon wouldn't be able to die but they have nothing to do, so chaos roams around.
Players are trapped in an MMORPG and must find the cause. In SAO 10,000 players are trapped by the GM while Log Horizon=30,000 players. Sword Art Online is an Virtual MMORPG while Log Horizon just an MMORPG. SAO: the players reacted to their situation while in LG, they are calm and orderly. Both series use the same game mechanics such as guilds, party, raids etc. Log Horizon has magic users-mages/healers while SAO doesn't.....yet. Log Horizon main hero is a strategist mage who keeps his friends safe and depends on each other. Kirito is a solo player who doesn't join guilds yet he does party up. Shiore also doesn't trust guilds yet. But they party up with a small group. Log Horizon does the same too. Log Horizon doesn't have 100 floors like SAO. when a player dies in SAO, they die in real life. While in LG, there is no permanent death. They can re-spawn.  read more
Both anime are VRMMO genre.. Log Horizon is just a good anime with the same genre of SAO... SAO is somewhat horrible.. Well if you love childish romance You'll like SAO...But if you're into more action less romance... Log Horizon is the best.
A game world so real that you almost can not tell it from reality. But what would happen if such a world were to become you reality? In both of these series the main characters get stuck in the game they were playing and have to fight monsters and other creatures in order to survive. If you liked one these then you will like the other one for sure.
-Both have a male character has been trapped in a virtual reality game.
-Only SAO focuses in more of the action in fighting, and LH on solving problems within the society in the game since there are no laws.
Both of them take place inside a video game.
However, Log Horizon is more video-game like. Rather than the characters being trapped inside of virtual reality, they are trapped inside of a world that is like a game.
The show deals a lot with both fighting and strategy.
Sword Art Online and Log Horizon are both set in a game-prison atmosphere. Both have hilarious moments and touching moments as well. Sword Art Online is produced with fantastic effects while Log Horizon is just as great with a little more comedy.
-similar plot, stuck in a virtual online massive multiplayer online game
-overpowered main characters
-main character are group is a lone wolf(not joining other guilds)
-similar genres, fantasy adventure, romance shounen
-similar special moves( sword skills for sao, and the magic spells for log horizen)
-similar rpg elements(levels,npcs, PK(player kill), form parties or guilds, items...)
-dis- If you die in SAO, ur dead, If u die in Log horizen, u get revived
These 2 anime are about the main character got 'sucked' into the game world. While in Sword Art Online the game is a virtual reality, Log Horizon is a normal computer RPG game.
SAO focuses more on the combat for action as the main character Kirito is a solo player and a swordsman. It also has quite a fair amount of romance and drama. In SAO, the purpose is revealed since the beginning -- to clear all 100 floors for the players to be able to log out from the game.
Meanwhile, Log Horizon focuses on other aspects like guilds, strategizing and the politics because the main character Shiroe is a strategist enchanter and the founder of guild Log Horizon. It is more on adventure filled with humor as the characters travel to different places. It is not clear how to 'quit' the game, as you cannot die in the game / can just revive, and there is no clear purpose unlike in SAO. So the players have to manage and fend of for themselves, all messed up before Shiroe steps up.
Anyway, both of them are enjoyable and fun to watch. If you like one of them, I'm sure you will like the other ^^ read more
Even though both series share the same setting not one of them fails to keep the viewer in suspense with their different approach. Sword Art Online focuses on the characters and fights, while Log Horizon's main focus is the world they live in. Despite these differences they still get the viewer to think "I wish we had a virtual reality MMO." Which I think both shows did a good job on invoking.
In both of them the characters find themselves stuck in a game and to get out of it they have to defeat it, in both there are similar concepts and words like "party", "PK's", etc... And in my personal opinion both are awesome.
These series share the same base concept, being trapped in a MMORPG.
In both they use game mechanics, for battle, making food, HP/lifebar etc.
Other then that they do differ quite a lot.
In SAO the players mind is simply trapped in the game not being able to log out.
But in Log Horizon the players seems to be in the world they used to play on they're computers for unknown reason.
But if you want more of the genre check out the other.
The biggest similarities between the two are that they are both based within a videogame. That's about it.
The differences are that Log Horizon leans more on dialogue-heavy topics (in the latter half of the show), while Sword Art Online leans more towards action sequences and poorly executed romance.
In fact, Sword Art Online has everything that Log Horizon doesn't have: Good music, terrible characters, pretty art style.
MMORPG goes wrong, traps all the players inside the game and let them find everything on their own. Log Horizon is far more easygoing and more about living in the game, SAO is darker and definitely less stable plotwise. Oh, and both main characters are looked upon as kind of villains, too, despite not really being one.
Both consist of people stuck in an online gaming world and a reason they need to get out of it. However, the characters react differently in each of the series, in which the characters in Log Horizon react with less concern.
Virtual reality-style MMORPG games where people cannot leave the game and must adapt to their new world. Both main characters dislike being in guilds for different reasons. They both have a lot of romance which goes along with the action/adventure themes.
Both series include our main characters being trapped in the VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) game world, fighting for survival. Although Sword Art Online does include more romance, and by that quite distances the feeling when watching it from Log Horizon, they both still include game-like attacks and are both very suggested if you enjoy combat games in general.
If you like SAO, i would fully recommend Log Horizon. They both take place in the virtual world, but the story line is different. They may seem similar at first, but a lot of people would agree with me they like Log Horizon more. The main difference between the two that people would recognize is that the difference lies within the concept of the game. Instead of a fight for survival, it is a game that makes you have to complete the story. SAO has different players that work to help others, but Log Horizon has clans and su- classes that promotes the game. The sub-classes help with choosing the people they want for their part/guild. As for me I would personally rank this above SAO because of numerous reasons.  read more
Both animes is about being trapped in a VR enviorment(Virtual Reality), in my opinion I think this anime will be very much like SAO. It has the same style and I think that Log Horizon is a bit of a copy of SAO so I think that the both of them will be a lot like each other, some things will be different of course and one of those is that Log Horizon will have magic in it where as SAO didn't have.
They look similar and I think that they will feel similar when watching it. If you liked SAO I think you'll like this as well. And vice versa.
Though because this has not aired yet it is hard to write a recomendation. But I do think that you will enjoy both animes. read more
If you enjoyed Log Horizon, then look no further, you found another good series to pull your interest in. In this anime, you get another group of characters trapped in an MMORPG. No logging out until they figured out what to do. They fight monsters, get items, level up, different guilds too. Overall, this anime has some good dynamic characters that you will love to see grow.
Both animes are epic if you like the VR-like game. I recommend both to watch, I have rated both 10/10 already. I rewatched SAO 3 times already and read the Light Novels.
Though both animes are similar in various things they also have things which aren't in common, Sword Art Online's main character is OP because of his previous experiences with VR-games and his beta-participation of SAO. While Log Horizon's main character is a normal gamer, not op.
Main similarity of these two anime are that players are trapped in game in MMORPG.
In both anime protagonists tries to accept the virtual game and tries to live in it. Both are high quality action and fantasy anime with amazing art/animation.
If you imagined it would feel like being trapped in a video game, this series enjoy. since ofresen the chance to experience that sensasion with its protagonists and its fantastic history and animation
Si has imaginado como se sentiría quedar atrapado en un vídeo juego, estas series te gustara. ya que ofresen la oportunidad de experimentar esa sensasion con sus protagonistas y su fantastica historia y animacion
It couldn't be anymore similar with the concept and setting yet...they are very different. Both series revolve around a large group of gamers who are trapped inside of an Online Game. The characters in SAO prioritize to find a means of escape and is more dramatic while leaning towards the romance side of things. LH are quick to adapt to the situation and learn to live in this new world and really goes in to more depth about the realm of an MMO. Dying in SAO means dying in reality, while you can respawn in LH but there is a specific twist to it, consequence wise. If you are a fan of MMO's, both series will prove very entertaining.
Both are set within a world were the gamers are trapped within the games world as well as both protraying there life and how they live it within the world.
But the difference is that SAO focuses more on how the players are going to escape from the world as well as the romances formed and the impact of player deaths affacting there real bodies, which made me feel a sense of attachment towards cetain characters in which when they died made me cry and break down in tears quite a few times. (no spoliers intended, sorry this is my first try writing one of these :( ).
Where as log horizon focuses more on the how there lifestyle is within the world as well as the politics that take place as which left we waiting to see what challenges the character would be facing.
:) read more
both take place inside of an VROMMRPG both MC are famous, (Kirito is more OP), they both dislike joining guilds, while Log Horizon has little to no romance, it gives off a more serious tone.
Differences: - Log Horizon has a respawn area
- The game concept is explained much more in Log Horizon
Similarities: -Great animation
- both main characters are likable, along with their group read more
In SAO and LOG, main characters are stuck in a vrmmorpg and try to find their way out. I think LOG is better because they are more focused on game than SAO, SAO went for romance after 3 episodes. But both of this anime are good and similar, i love both of them.
I'm sure this has been done lots of times, but yeah, both anime are about people getting trapped in a video game they were playing. Instead of talking about that, I'll try to highlight some of the key differences.
In SAO, there is no doubt that the characters are indeed in a video game, there is a scientific explanation as to how they are trapped there, and there is a definite way to escape. In Log Horizon, on the other hand, it seems as if the characters were just magically transported into the game. No explanation, no way out, nothing.
This is ironic, because Log Horizon has more gaming elements than SAO. The Log Horizon fight scenes are done in the same way one might fight in an actual MMORPG. SAO's fight scenes are more based on action and badassery. I'm not saying either one is better or worse than the other, they're just different.
Log Horizon is probably a little more light-hearted than SAO, but that's not to say Log Horizon doesn't have its serious moments, nor to say that SAO doesn't have its light-hearted moments. I personally like the romance in SAO better than Log Horizon, but that's just my opinion.
I highly recommend both as great anime for both gamers and anime fans alike. read more
- Both are trapped in a game, "Elder Tale" and "Sword Art Online"
- Shiroe is a bit like Kirito, although Kirito uses more of combat and Shiroe uses tactics.
- Quite entertaining
- Nice art
- Avatars are a bit similar, closer to their real self
Each anime focuses on the disturbing premise of being trapped in a video game. Thus begins the journey of the players to seek out ways to return back to the reality. (leaving/finishing the game so to speak) Both anime attempt to explore reality, questioning what is real? Should the values of what existed in reality hold any meaning in this virtual reality? Is it only a game? Does killing a player matter since it's only a game? Both build a society to impose judgement for such values. These societies can be in the form of guilds and explores the interactions between them.
If you like one, you may like the other, although there are a few differences to consider. Log Horizon centralizes around one guild that rises to power, it also builds upon the relationships of the guilds and gamers. Sword Art Online is centralized around predominately the male MC and his relationship with the female MC, thus the world building and themes are a little more restrictive on a grander scale. Another glaring difference is the pacing, Sword Art Online has many inconvenient time skips and Log Horizon can be very slow to move the plot and its story at a reasonable pace.
Both exhibit overuse of "Kawaii" moments that may take away from the experience for the story-driven audience, something to be prepared for, as both can take themselves to seriously and yet too carefree in the next scene/episode.  read more
There is a big chance that you are going to like Log Horizon if you like the video game concept of Sword Art Online. But if you think that the shows are very similar to each other, whatch the show and revalidate your opinion ;)
Very Similar to Log Horizon. Both are MMO games. I think SAO is much more balanced in terms of characters, action and romance. But Log Horizon is also a very good anime, from the looks of things, it would get better and better as the series progresses.
Same general story line, there a bunch of people trapped in some game, and starts to become much more than just a game. It starts to become there life. In both story's they realize that death, even if its a game has some serious consequences.
Art style is basically the same and looks really good.
Fighting! Survival! and lastly Digital world? These are things that makes these animes so interesting, the cybergenre of the anime twists the plot to something that we can somewhat relate to in our ordinary irl lives. In the anime we follow the main characters struggle to reach the top and to watch their personalities and background slowly uncover during the contionus episiodes that we all can't get enough of...
- Both trapped in the VR game they're in.
- Both have quite a lot of romance.
- Both explore ways to get out of the game.
- Both main characters are extremely OP (In different ways).
- Both have very strong female protagonists that contribute greatly to their plots.
- Both are socially awkward/loners (at least they start off that way).
Similar in the dynamic that the characters are stuck in an online game, but the key difference is the nature of deaths in the game. Both Character must deal with their cool and calculating personalities and struggle to make this new world their homes. Both of these shows were not put down till all the episodes ran out. They are both very enjoyable in their own unique ways.
The setting and premise for both shows are very similar however whilst the main point of SAO is escaping the game in Log Horizon they try adapting to the game instead as they try to build a community amongst those trapped inside. Log Horizon focuses more on tactical fighting rather than pure action and i personally feel it was better written and included characters the audience could both engage with and like better than the characters in SAO.
- Both shows are about people trapped in a game which has become a new reality to them.
- The MCs are veteran gamers.
- Both Shiroe and Kirito initially refuse to join a guild, but end up becoming part of one.
- In both shows, there are multiple female characters who have romantic feelings towards the MC.
- Both MCs have a bad reputation, although they aren't actually evil or bad people.
- There are guilds that are consisted of PK(Player Kill)ers.
- Shiroe is a tactician who stands at the back and assists his allies with his enchanter skills, while Kirito is a swordsman who fights in frontline.
- There are political and economical aspects in Log Horizon. In the other hand, SAO features romance.
- Shiroe forms a new guild to make a home for his friends, but Kirito was forced to join one after losing a duel.
- Shiroe has more friends and allies compared to Kirito.
- The characters of SAO worry about their bodies in the real world, but there is no mention about that in Log Horizon.
- Characters of Log Horizon are to revived upon death, but death in the game equals death in reality in SAO. read more
People who like Sword Art Online will love Log Horizon and vice versa! They are very similar in concept, but have noticeable differences. One concentrates mainly on survival while the other is more about the people adapting to the virtual world and making it better.
Both of these shows revolve around a group of people who are trapped inside of an online role playing game. If you're a fan of the genre or just a fan of MMO gaming, you will likely enjoy both of these series. Sword Art Online focuses more on dramatic elements as the players struggle to either accept or escape their predicament, while Log Horizon is more about people trying to learn how to live in their new reality.
The story between these two shows is very similar to each other. In both shows they get stuck in a virtual game the same story right? No, In Log horizon it's not a battle of surviving they revive and don't die in real world. Second in Log Horizon their goal isn't getting out of the game it's to investigate the new world they're living in unlike like SAO which seems to me weak in terms of story. Also there is less Harem here sure it contains some harem but not like SAO. finally they're in a RPG game right? so where is the rpg part in the whole fighting scenes in the show? In Log Horizon you will see a lot of tactics, strategies and team work unlike super sugoi undefeated ultimate immortal Kirito in SAO. to be fair one of the few things that SAO did better than Log Horizon is fight scenes it's not that much exciting in Log horizon and the other one is romance. If you're looking for romance you will be satisfied here.(by romance I mean Kirito's relationship with Asuna not the other girls that loves him one direction only).
Bottom line if you like the concept behind SAO watch Log horizon it does everything SAO did wrong ten times better. read more
Both anime have the same setting, a group of people trapped inside of a video game, however, Log Horizon doesn't really seem to have an end to the game portion like SAO does, and thus focuses more on the actual mechanics of the world and how the 'players' will function than just the romantic relationships between the characters.
Log Horizon and Sword Art Online are both Anime about players being stuck inside of an MMO setting. However, SAO is more about the character's struggle with permanent death, Log Horizon's plot is more about the characters adapting to their new environment.
Log Horizon clearly incorporates more aspects of the MMO game genre, as opposed to Sword Art Online.
Both anime are vastly different from each other, but have the same premise.
In both series, players are trapped in a game world with no way to log out. They must team up with other players in order to win against both monsters... and other players. Along with no way to log out, there is another catch..... In the first part of SAO players who are killed in the game die in real life while in Log Horizon players who are killed in the game will lose part of their memory. Both of these offers a sense of fear that will drive the players to fight harder than never before.
Both series show amazing teamwork and cunning ways of defeating enemies in more way than just battle. These is always a good feel of victory whenever a strong monster or boss is defeated that brings joy to even the worst of situations.
If you liked one you will definitely like the other both during and outside of battle.
Game on.  read more
-In both anime they have the same general idea the characters are in a game, unable to log out of the virtual game they have to fight and survive in order to reach their freedom.
-Both have quiet a bit of action going on depending on your opinion of what is a lot and minimal some sword and magic, they must fight other people stuck in the game but also creatures.
-The main character in sword art online he likes to be a solo player just like the three main characters in log horizon.
Log Horizon is infamous for 'ripping off' from SAO's storyline, although they are very different in essence. Thus, the main similarity between both series, is that they share the idea that people are trapped in a video game. Although Sword Art Online focuses more on the act of playing in an MMORPG, Log Horizon focuses more on the politics in this games' world.
Both shows start the same way, thousands of players are trapped in a game and unable to log off.
Sword Art Online focusses on the action to complete the game to escape with some romance. Log Horizon focusses more on the story, the reason and how to escape are unknown, they must figure this out all while trying to make a suitable lifestyle in the game. Log Horizon is a shounen so it contains some humour and less action but it is very interesting to see the aspects of dealing with the gamelife and how to handle the NPC characters.
Its the same concept of being trapped in a game but with two different outcomes. Log Horizon is based on politics / how to entertain oneself, sword art is survival. Log Horizon is slower because it has more thinking and detailed parts to it while sword art is very action based and fast paced. Both are quite enjoyable. Also I have been told that .hack is the precedent for series like these and Accel World is like if the main character in Sword art grew up and the future story. Oh look 3 recommendations in one.
Both anime are about a game in an online server. Though the storylines are totally different, a few aspects are quite similar, like: there is no way out. In sword art online there seems to be no logout button. In log horizon they don't even know how they got in their world, let alone mentioning how to get out of it. Through the episodes they get to know their world better, along with new potential ways out. Both main characters are solo-players at the beginning of the story, but eventually they learn that the only way to survive here is to join, or make a guild. Kirito and Shiro are both powerful but mysterious players due to lots of experience before their situation broke loose. This gives them an advantage compared to other players, yet they also struggle with a lack of information or new additions. read more
Sword Art Online(SAO) and Log Horizon both take place in a game setting and that's pretty much where the similarities end. SAO focuses on the action side of MMORPG's while Log Horizon focuses on the economy and political aspects of being stuck in a virtual world. I prefer Log Horizon due to the way it approaches the situation. The characters try to adapt to the game and are not constantly thinking of ways to get out. So if you like SAO you are guaranteed to enjoy Log Horizon.
Both have an MMORPG system, both you get trapped inside a game, both main characters are solo players, both main characters like NPC and consider them human, both are funny when they can be and serious when they should be.
These shows share almost identical plots. They're both about a large group of MMO players getting trapped inside of the game. Both shows go into the various social structures built by an MMOs player base and they discuss the different play styles that individuals adapt.
SAO is a bit different because it takes place in the future and the game was already virtual reality when the players gets stuck whereas in Log Horizon the players were playing on their PCs before being transported to the game world. Other than that one difference the shows share a similar style of storytelling as the players try to make sense of their situation all while fighting against the game world. read more
Both are taken place in a video game environments. The extent of these environments are different. I would go further into detail about this, but I don't want to give away what makes this big difference. Overall, both have a great story line, cute characters, great action,
Log horizon represents RPG games in general far better than Sword Art Online. My friend and i both agree that Akatsuki is superior and shiro is definitely better than Kirito.....by far. Akatsuki stays badass...Asuna loses it part way through, shame.
it's full of interesting characters and a slow but complex story.....
WATCH IT NOW! (yay Akatsuki!!)
They are both about virtual gaming worlds.
Main similarity is that both anime features living within the game and in real life. There is the idea of being a member of a community and adventure and exploring the world that the protagonists live in. Both anime are special in their own way such as the contrasting protagonists. Both have good art quality as well and if you like action and fantasy anime, these two are definitely recommendable.
Both are about people traped in a game. The main differnece is that SAO contain more erotic moments and LOG more funny moments.
I enjoyed SAO fighting scene more because it was dope dual skill etc.
LOG HORIZON was more about strategic fighting
Both series take place in a MMORPG game, they both get trapped in the video game world even though each by a different reason. The main characters share similar traits one that they are outstanding players and they are trying to find a way out of the world. Both being solo player, not wanting to join guilds for different reasons. Both have their fair share of action though Log Horizon focuses more on the action than Sword Art Online which is a little more "Romantic, i guess?"
Both anime features living within the game and in real life. There is the idea of being a member of a community and adventure while exploring the world that the protagonists live in. Both anime are special in their own way such as the contrasting protagonists. I would highly recommend Sword art Online if you prefer a faster start in contradiction where log horizon has a slow start.
Very similar concept. Players of a game are suddenly taken to the new world and now must find their way back. The series stand as a nice contrast to each other. SAO is more action-oriented while Log Horizon is more plot-oriented.
Both shows take place when the main characters and their friends are forced to live inside a video game and adjust to lives within a new and unknown world.
While in Sword Art Online they leave the game quickly, Log Horizon goes into depth about struggling to survive and people's lives inside the game.
Log Horizon, much like Sword Art Online is action-packed with lots of fights, but it goes into more depth about how it is like an mmorpg.
Both anime have extremely entertaining characters and they both have interesting plots.
They are both enjoyable in their own ways and they have their own differences for having such grand similarities.  read more
Both anime focus on a group of video gamers who get trapped in a virtual world and have to find a way to get back home. The main difference between them is that SAO is more action-oriented while Log Horizon focuses more on explaning it's world, the mechanics of the game they are trapped in and so on, but if you liked one make sure to check the other.
It has a similar premise, a large amount of players are trapped within the world of an MMO. Log Horizon, however, spends more time on examining exactly what living inside an MMO would be like, as well as the politics between player guilds and the now-sentient NPCs.
They have the same concept of being stuck in an MMO, however SAO has better animation/art imo and SAO has a clear focus on getting out of the game rather than adapting to the world they are in.
SAO also is more action focussed imo as they for example dont explain much of the mechanics in MMOs.
In this anime is the same setting as Sword Art online, their all trapped inside a game. the characters are different but its the same idea as sword art online. if you liked sword art online or no game no life i'm sure you will love this anime
- These shows share almost identical plots.
- They're both about a large group of MMO players getting trapped inside of the game.
- Both shows go into the various social structures built by an MMOs player base and they discuss the different play styles that individuals adapt.
- In both anime there´re MMORPG players who discover themselves trapped in a fantasy game and they can`t "log out". The only difference is that in Log Horizon you'll respawn when you die.
If you liked either one of these animes you would like the other because they are both based on a video game. Although SAO has more Fanservice than Log Horizon, there is no denying that Log Horizon returns the lack of FS with a very deep and detailed plot!
If you're looking for Strong and Smart Male Lead that is stuck in a game and looking for a way out then this fits the criteria.
Both anime is about Sword/Magic/Dungeons and Adventure, typically knows as RPG
Both anime shares the same setting and feels the same way as they both are based on MMORPG style of game.
Both anime have amazing quality as they're both made in a modern year
SAO contains harem/romance while Log Horizon contains only a hint of it
All in All Both are Great anime to watch especially for those who plays RPG Games or genre of any kinds
If you liked the MMO aspect of SAO you will love Log horizon, thought it does not have as much romance, and story wise, it's really not the same thing. LogH is way more strategic and everything is well explained.
-Both anime tell about protagonist that stuck in MMORPG world and try to find a way to back to the real world.
-Both anime have an interesting parts and a boring parts (if I can say, 50% interesting parts & 50% boring parts).
-Both main character is overpowered enough (Kirito is a high level soloist and Shiroe is a genius tactician)
In both these animes you follow people that was trapped inside an MMO. In my opinion Log Horizon is better than Sword Art Online, mostly because of the way they tell the story. But I love the idea behind both these animes. I have seen SAO three times and Log Horizon twice, I will probably watch Log Horizon at least one more time.
Both take place in a on fantasy based game world in which some players are trapped - so for them, it's the new reality. That's the only similarity though, as Log Horizon doesn't focus on a love story and action, but on the world itself as well as politics.
This anime is also about MMORPG players who get stuck in the virtual world,
I like Log Horizon more though because it goes more indepth about the game and rules.
As a MMO player myself I really enjoyed Log Horizon.
PS: The OST are by the best OST's I've heard!
Both animes have the "same" argument, the characters are caught on a videogame and they need to know about where they are and why. In my personal opinion Log Horizon is better at the battles in-game and the character's history.
Log Horizon may be as closest as you can get to Sword Art Online if ever you wanted more. Log Horizon's story take place when players of Elder Tales, an MMORPG game in which the anime is based on, are suddenly transported inside the game. Oblivious to the rules and events of the virtual world, they start to discover that some aspects of the game don't apply to themselves the same way when they are playing a character. And so, just like Sword Art Online, they venture out, seeking a way to leave the world they are trapped in.
Continue to prove that most powerful weapons is breaking the story. Sometime it's the "game rules", sometimes is the "glasses". (SAO and Log Horizon respectively)
Both have good Soundtrack/BGM and OP.
But SAO BGM and OP is good enough that it's better without the anime. I listen to SAO OST before getting into anime and is it was epic. No opinion on OP.
Log Horizon OP song is so good it doesn't need or possibly can't have a better OP song. BGM of SAO is better, but you will get sick after a few days or weeks after overdosing. Not the case with Log Horizon BGM *and OP* where overdosing ceiling is higher.
I rated Log 10/10 because I just can't stop watching it. I can't explain why 10/10 but 9/10 is too low. Maybe 9.5 9.7?
SAO is 2/10 is because I 90% of the time I forget the whole setting. So much for excepting it to be a "Video Game". Also the missing chapter 16.5, like why not lol it's already a mess. 2/10 out of respect for everyone behind the BGM and Yuki Kajiura for proving quality BGM for many other of my top anime|OST such as Fate series (Ufotable) Kara no Kyoukai and Madoka Magica. read more
Both anime's are set in a Fantasy MMORPG world, where the characters can't escape from. Though, Log Horizon takes a more political approach to the subject, both anime's deal with the psychological aspect of the change of world and the improsonment in it.
Trapped in virtual worlds, these anime have MC's who are both skilfully adept at surviving in their strange yet familiar surroundings. Throughout both series you will see tons of cool battles, epic dungeons and boss fights, and witness the journey the characters go through to learn more about the new world they live in.
Same concept, real people put into the a video game and they have to live out there lives under a new world. If you enjoyed the plot of sword art online but without the romance this is for you! There are still obvious love relationships within the story however they never progress beyond simple I have a crush on you type thing.
Log Horizon may start off quite weird but it gets better, trust me
First I'll describe what they have in common
They are both set in a virtual world, Both worlds have stats and a class system, the main characters both don't want to join a guild. And some of the people doesn't want to fight so they take on jobs merchant jobs. Also, there are large-scale raids to kill bosses
Then what does Log Horizon hold?
First of all, don't think it's like SAO, it has a completely different storyline and set up.
In this anime, the main character made a guild instead of being forced to join one. In Log horizon the main character is more of a supporting and strategist role than and attacker. In this world you can't die, you can respawn as many times as you like but each time with a cost(I won't tell you because I don't want to spoil it). And also in this world, there isn't teleport gates so you have to travel around in your own way also the world is based on Earth, only half it's size. And the boss fights in this Anime is not to advance to the next level but to gather resources and gear to support your guild and your party. And the VRMMORPG game is made better than SAO, with new senses (like in food, the environment and basically everything)classes and races. Also, Log Horizon leans more on the comedy and strategy side than action, but there's still tons of action.
Now I'm sorry if I had revealed too much information :P read more
At first glance, Log Horizon is just another anime that can easily be perceived as a carbon copy of Sword Art Online. However, after I watched just a couple of episodes, it is actually distinct from SAO. Log Horizon has a very similar premise, but the characters are different, and the fights are all based on strategies. It is also slower paced and none of the characters are overpowered.
Both main character is skilled player in the game that is played and one day they were trapped in the game. Both anime tells the story how the main character getting used by the game and how they tried to get out of it. It's really similar so if you like Log Horizon you should watch SAO too
They are both set in a game enviroment and unable to log out. They also both have skills and different weapon types (and shipping). But Log Horizon has got different classes and species so there is a bit more diversity and they can respawn (but they try to avoid it).
Both involve people getting trapped in a game/different world and have the same genre.
The group of people in one anime starts as a three-player team, while in the other anime, it was a brother and sister tandem. One immediately started in a situation where the players are already in the game/other world, while the duo first started off being in their world before crossing over.
Trapped in the virtual world beyond imaginations, both series focus on an adventurous setting involving a group of characters as they venture on to the unknown. There is a lot of humor from both series with its comedic dialogues, character interactions, and game concepts themselves. The main male characters have somewhat of similar personalities being cunning, intelligent, and capable leader. I recommend both series for people looking for an adventurous journey in a world that blends between the line of fiction and reality.
Both have characters being transported to fantasy worlds.
In both,the characters adapt very fast to this new world and focus on cleaning up the fantasy world.
Both have characters using strategy and plans to change the world they end up in.
Both of these anime have incredibly intelligent protagonists that use their brains rather than strength to discretely manipulate their respective new worlds to their choosing. Both main characters are ten steps ahead in their respective games and the psychological warfare is amazing in both, Log Horizon however having a slow start.
Both anime are about going into another world that has game related theme.
Both main character are smart and might be called villain type.
Both main character are very strong in games.
It should be interesting to people who like log horizon
Both anime are in a game world. Log horizon they get in to a game. In no gam no life, life is a game.
In both anime the main chars are amazing clever and smart and really good strategists.
The humor in both anime are almost the same.
Both are really must watch if you like games and some humor in it!!
great focus on the main characters using their wits and mind to win battles.
No game no life has quite a bit of over the top , comedy and a little ecchi elements in it, while
Log horizon is more serious and has more world building
Both shows take place in fantasy setting, and have a very light atmosphere, as opposed to a dark and gritty tone. The conflicts in these shows rely on wit and strategy, rather than brute force, allowing for thoses oh-so-satisfying scenes in which the protagonist reveals their brilliant sceme to a defeated villian. The dialogue in both is phenomenal,
particularly with the speeches given the main characters throughout the series, which are written and acted brilliantly.
In short, both shows create a wonderful fantasy world with rich lore, and seamlessly mesh serious circumstances with ligh-hearted humor to keep the atmosphere feeling fun and carefree overall.
Both main characters login in a game were they are trapped
Both are very skillful ( NGNL - Sora and Shiro / Log Horizon - Shiroe )
On their journey , they make friends which they helped or defeated !
And although they are trapped in a virtual world , they learn how to enjoy that world, and it also has that peaceful and cheerful atmosphere :D
In both series the main characters solve problems through logic. In both series the thought processes behind their solutions are clearly described. Also both series are presented in an alternate fantasy world.
- The protagonists uses their intelligence to conquer the world
- They're thinking a couple of steps ahead of everyone else
- Both are well known (No game no life - they're rank 1 players in many games, Log Horizon - he's known as the strategist of a famous group that completed several raids)
- Both protagonists can be misunderstood by the other characters
1. both take place in a alternate fantasy world.
2.the protagonists are amazing strategists.
3.the protagonists use their intelligence to get power in the new world becoming leaders so the can restore order.
4.the protagonist are misunderstood by the other characters
5.the protagonists are shut ins spending allot of time reading books to learn about their new world
6.they're both visually impressive.
7.the goal of leaving the world is of little or no importance
8.both put more time into characters rather than action making it seem more like a slice of life.
9. both protagonist have a quiet little girl side kick that is loyal to them (yes i know log horizon she just short but it still counts )
1. No Game No Life takes it self less seriously making way for more comedy
2. log horizon has a grater promise of action
3. shiroe (log horrizon) is a quiet protagonist is quiet a loud charismatic protagonist
4. no game no life gets straight into the plot
No game no life the protagonist know why and how they're in this new world straight from the start as such their goal are already known. log horizon they don't know whats going on and so the spend allot of time trying to work out their next move.
it is similar in the sense of the characters leaving the real world and entering a new world, in this anime they are inside a game and must adapt to expansion pack which makes the npc's have real emotions ect i recommend this anime, hope that this helped
In both series the main characters are transported into a '' gaming world '' and in both anime they use strategies and focus on economy to make a better world instead of trying to get out. Neither of these have much/none action instead they use communication.
The story in both animes is very similar, such as the main character gets transfered to a new and unknown world. Where they have to adapt and find their own way to survive in this new peticular situation.
While pacing feels very different (Log Horizon relies on a slow buildup to flesh out its world and characters, NGNL moves at breakneck speed), the core aspects are similar: light-hearted tone, emphasis on overcoming challenges by strategizing and planning ahead, gaming-oriented lore and rules.
Both are highly recommended if you enjoy tactics and brains over brawn types of shows.
These 2 anime has similar situation in which both the protagonist and others are stuck in a rpg game with no knowledge on returning to the real world. However, in Overlord the main protagonist is the only current known player who's stuck while in log horizon many players who were logged on at the time was transported into the game. Also, both protagonist are overpowered.
The difference between these anime are the plots. While in overlord the main protagonist decided to create a new world in the game because he has no reason to return to the reality for he has no friends nor family and reason to continue the boring life. But in Log horizon, while trying to find a way back to reality he must also deal with the atmosphere of the place and create a city that binds player with law so none can abuse the no rule area such as imprisonment and pvp, Also he has to deal with the original people of the land and any monsters that threatens the community.
So if you enjoy one, you'll probably enjoy the other. read more
It has intense and intriguing moments like log horizon does in the first few episodes with Moderate graphics.
The main character FOR log horizon became overpowered during the mid episode of the entire season,
FOR overlord the main char is already overpowered in the very beginning and usually shove his authority among enemies and comrade .
Log Horizon and Overlord are both world building and story driven shows set in a fantasy setting.
Log Horizon is the story of players being trapped in a game after a new expansion launched. We follow our main characters as they face PvE and PvP problems which arise. This show focuses on the world and its politics with a nice follow up of traditional MMORPG style action. Log Horizon mainly revolves around the plot of being stuck in a game but not knowing when/how they will get out, and focuses on making living in the game bearable by being the heroes/adventurers.
Overlord is the story of our main character being the last remaining active player of his guild. He wanted to experience the game until its end, but when the game supposedly shuts down he does not find himself back in his world but in a world similar to that of the MMORPG he played. Our main character explores the new world as his character, an Evil Skeleton Overlord Mage/Necromancer. read more
Same concept about being stuck in a RPG world. However what these two does is creating an economy and a leading world so they can keep the world going. These have low focus and how to get out and has alot to do with adapting to their new setting. They're both very strategical anime and is heavy-dialouge anime which doesn't focus on action that much. What i do think these anime series could have evolved was giving out a plotline which they'd follow instead of taking irrelevant side quest. However what Log Horizon did better was in a way or two using these side quest to create something for the plotline however Overlord used these merely as a plot tool and didn't really develop much on anything at all. Overlord didn't have a deep storyline and characters as Log Horizon which is something you might consider for a simple watch, however if you're looking to expand on a storyline i'd highly recommend Log Horizon. Remember that Log Horizon has a seriously slow plot line while Overlord has a fast paced plotline since it is quite rushed, which might give you some quick watch entertaintment. They're both good series to enjoy. read more
Protagonist was stuck in another world, similar to his gaming world.
Protagonist was at a high level when he got stuck in another world.
Protagonist is good with planning.
Protagonist is a leader of a guild.
Both are video-game-themed. Both anime gravitate around the fact that they are stuck, in their respective games. Both are MMORPG's. Both have main characters that are overpowered, in their own way. Overlord is rather darkly theme, but lightens up every once in a while. Log Horizon focuses on a sort of political complication, and explains things in extraordinary detail. Overlord will have, or, depending on the time, has, 13 episodes. Log Horizon has 50.
Log Horizon is more viewer-friendly, and as such is acceptable for viewers around 13 years old. Overlord is mainly for people around 18-30, as it includes gore and slightly lewd activities. Both are great anime, and both are recommendable to most anime fans. Both have a rather slow beginning, as well.
Should you be interested in a more romantic, adventurous and just series, then watch Log Horizon. Should you be interested in a more serious series, full of action, ferocity and astonishment, then watch Overlord.
If you are the type of person that prefers to marathon, then Overlord is the better option. read more
- Both stories are taking place in a RPG/game world
- Both male MCs are clever and are surrounded by their friends/comrades/servants
- The new world they are send to is the same as the game they play with few exeptions
- Both male MCs are leaders of a guild
Both share the concept of life inside a game. The main characters of both shows are intelligent, scheming and strong. Shiroe mainly focuses on outwitting his opponents while Momonga will often defeat his opponents in battle.
The main difference is the overarching plot of the shows: Log Horizon focuses on the daily lives and adventures of the characters as they try to find a way out of the game. Overlord's protagonist Momonga, on the other hand, completely drops the idea of escaping and focuses on world domination within the game.
Player(s) of a MMORPG that are trapped in the world of the game without a clue on how to return home, but the protagonist of Overlord don't care about this, contrariwise... different from the protagonist of Log Horizon.
Both have the same situation where the MC got trapped in the game, the differences were, in LH there are multiple MC that were involve in the anime, while in Overlord its only one MC who is involved in the anime.
Stuck in a game world? And you just happen to be a powerful, almost villainous seeming, character in the game? Well it's bound to lead to interesting outcomes right :D
The animes are very similar in terms of atmosphere and dynamics and it's rather clear from three episodes in that enjoying one of these means you definitely need to watch the other!
-Both main cast are in trapped in gaming world
-Both main characters are smart, cunning, clever
-Both have pretty girls ^_^
-But there is some things are not same which is in overlord only Momonga in trapped in world or is it?
-In Log Horizon there is bunch of people
-Most important thing is they need make more season of both anime more season
-and that's all thank you for reading this text
Log Horizon and Overlord are both set inside a game they can't escape from, both have aspects of action,adventure,magic and fantasy that are very entertaining,they h they both have great animation but there age ratings differ as Log horizon is PG 13 and overlord is R 17
The anime's main characters are both inside a guild or group and are the leaders of the group,the design of the characters are very different,the main characters go on different adventures but you can enjoy both them the same way as well as them both being interesting and enjoyable characters.
In my opinion Overlord is way more enjoyable but it only lasted 12 episodes and log horizon has 25 episodes and another season meaning a bit more filler compared to overlord which gets straight to the point and is very fast paced. read more
Both main characters are trying to make the world a better place, yes in Overlord the MC does it in a darker way but it's still trying to better the world.
Both series are linked to MMORPG's.
There is political and territorial tension in both series.
Both MC are seen as evil by others.
Overlord is an action-adventure-game anime that revolves around a player, under the username of Momonga, is left behind inside the game after it was supposed to close. Momonga, without his friends, waited out the closing of the gaming only to find himself stuck in it afterwards. He then started to investigate on the situation and seek answers. Just like Shiroe as a strategist, Momonga shares his own experience and skill in the field of combat that he utilized well in order to find what he is looking for.
Both MC's in these anime are overpowered magic casters who are very good at coming up with strategic battle plans. They also do a good job of exploring how powerful world-class magic and super-tier magic can be, and the potential it has to shape the world. If you enjoy the MMORPG genre, I would definitely recommend giving these a shot!
A careful plan is needed to understand this new world that surrounds us. We must first secure our living place and then probe in the outside world to learn more about it, then, conquer it.
Moral of the story : Don't fall asleep in your Nerve Gear. Or do, if you're into video games and do not fear for your life.
Adventure, action and fantasy. These two anime excelled in these three aspect which makes Hai to Gensou no Grimgar as enjoyable as an anime to watch when compared to Log Horizon.
In both anime, the 'players' are involuntarily brought to a world where you would expect of a typical RPG Fantasy game, in a very typical anime. The 'players' adapt to the world they are trapped in, while searching for ways to escape the very one that they were brought into.
What is different in Hai to Gensou no Grimgar is the approach it takes to the otherwise cliched genre of anime, which has a little serious, realistic and gloomy vibes to it. Not the kind you would expect of a fantasy anime. read more
Similar 'trapped in a fantasy game' concepts with a focus on the characters and world rather than action/adventure, where most of the main characters are all part of a guild or party. Both have elements of memory loss as well. There is one very major difference which is also a huge spoiler to LH, which affects both stories quite a bit. Basically, the plots are extremely different, but the settings, themes, and characters are almost identical.
Both anime feature a group of characters who are stuck in a rpg mmo world without knowing how or why they are there. Both anime do a good job of focusing on the characters and how they adapt to their situation.
The two series have a very similar feeling to each other. Both series feature groups of thoughtful people trying to survive in what is believed to be a video game.
Log Horizon focuses more on politics and world order. The protagonists are also a very strong and respected in the community. Log Horizon also has a larger number of featured characters.
Grimgar is mostly about group survival, not just in fighting, but also in being able to afford their life. The protagonists struggle to scrape by because they are pretty weak. Grimgar also has more detailed art.
- Both are adventure and action anime
- Both MC attracts surroundings characters...
- Both anime use middle- age fantasy style
- Both use Guild, Party, Skills system like in MMORPG's...
- Both have cute & serious moments..
- Must Watch series
Both approach the "trapped in a video game/fantasy world" story type from a slightly different angle. While they certainly have combat scenes, they focus much more on the other aspects of being in that kind of situation. Dealing with living and adapting to this new world, the political aspect of things, forming stronger character bonds. Also neither of them focus very much on "escaping" from the world they're in either.
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar and Log Horizon have primarily a common feature: the Setting, a familiar fantasy RPG world. Both parties were send to an fantasy world. Caught up in the adventure how to handle everydayness. Both shows put the focus a little more on the Characters and their interaction so that they become really tangible and you increasingly identify with the characters.
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar does a little different by making no references to whether it is a video game or not. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar convinces with background art in impressionistic style that evokes reminiscent of Paul Cézanne's paintings.
On the other hand does Log Horizon leave a greater impression in relation to the character development and their interaction. Not only due to twice as much episodes the cast explores more deeply the fantasy world, they are also inspired by the will to return.
Sorry, to me the headline is upside down. In my opinion this recommendation should be, if you liked Hai to Gensou no Grimgar you will enjoy Log Horizon even more. But both shows are worth seeing although (IMO) Log Horizon just is a little better. read more
These are very serious isekai focused on the main character's thoughts and feelings throughout the whole series. Whereas Log Horizon is more focused on the strategy, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar is more focused on all the characters' feelings and relationship throughout very difficult times. Both of them are perfectly well executed and have a slow pacing.
Accel World and Log Horizon takes place in a virtual realm where there's fantasy elements such as avatars and weapons to be utilized for combat. The main male protagonist becomes part of that world along with other characters.
There is combat scenarios that relies on strategy both mentally and physically. The battles themselves are presented in a shounen-like way with quick movements, thinking, and brutality. Surprisingly enough, both series' OST has a catchy tone that matches the battle phases of duels/conquests.
There is also comedy with a dose of cuteness involving some of the characters and their interactions.
Ficou decepcionado com Sword Art Online? Está procurando um anime com o tema videogames que realmente gira em torno do jogo? Então assista Acce world! O anime realmente trabalha com o jogo, você aprende coisas novas junto com os protagonista, assiste a eles evoluindo cada um em seu ritmo. Os erros que os personagens cometem, as vezes acabam refletindo em suas vidas. Ou seja, o jogo é a coisa mais importante nesse anime. Diferente de SAO, que em poucos episódios deixou de tratar o jogo como uma coisa importante, e que possui enredo e desfecho ambos ridículos. Accel possui um pouco de fan service, mas nada que atrapalhe o anime. read more
They both centre around the concept of their reality being influenced by virtual reality, where the stakes are high and the game is battle after battle. The virtual world is divided by evil and good forces in both series.
what really hit me was the fact both aren't about one man army protagonist its the other way around it isn't' how to command and support others to win. so basically strategic fighting however since i have only viewed about 6 this is all i can offer in the future i hope to write more in detail so start watching
plus obviously code geass is better but this isn't too bad either :)
Both Log Horizon and Code Geass have main characters who are geniuses though unlike Lelouch and Light, Shiroe doesn't have any special power like geass or a death note and instead has to use his own wits and Cunningness to achieve the goals he's set.
Okay, let's see. While there is the obvious similarity that both animes feature a male MC who uses tactics to his advantage, they have other similarities, especially in characters.
All the characters in both shows are quite fleshed out and all feel important to the story (well... Clovis...), and even the characters you dislike at first you will find a hard time disliking (Well... Clovis...)
In another sense, the pacing is quite similar, with most episodes having some major relevance to the plot.
Only major difference is that CG is MUCH more full on that Log Horizon. If you can't handle lot's of blood and death, then you should not jump from LH to CG. Otherwise, go for it. read more
I know, I know, what the fudge ripple am I thinking? But check this out: we've got politics, civil disorder, the art and strategy of warfare, and the establishment and division of power. The two protagonists, Lelouch and Shiroe, are both geniuses who stay in the background, orchestrating elaborate plans to lead their followers. Both really fun to watch unfold.
While, at first glance you would think, how is "Log Horizon," which features characters trapped in a game world, to be similar to "Code Geass." First and foremost, the main characters are similar. Lelouch, infamous for his intellectual power, conquers the world with the gift of "geass," and his mind. While Shiroe, the main character of "Log Horizon," doesn't have this kind of gift, he has the skills acquired from the MMO, because, remember, it's not your regular world, also, like LuLu, he is also very strategic, able to plan out a battle to the detail. In this respect, people looking for an anime similar to Code Geass have already found a suitable candidate ( as very intellectual characters are somewhat rare in good anime ). With all that said, on to the next comparison. Lelouch is in charge of a military/rebel squad(s). Shiroe, as the tactician in the MMO, also takes the role of leader because of his aforementioned ability to not only predict the outcome, but also the steps leading to it. The next sentence contains slight spoilers, I'm putting this in a sentence because people tend to read on past a spoiler warning unconsciously. Shiroe eventually forms the Round Table, this is where the anime performs in a more political role.
Log Horizon is similar to Code Geass in both protagonist and story ( in more than a few ways ). Log Horizon has an undeniably lighter tone but will also make you shed tears just the same. read more
Both animes are in a fantasy setting and dedicates it's time on growth of politics and power through manipulative means. You will not expect much action from neither of these titles, as the engaging dialogues will make up for the 'action'. The action is there, but it isn't dragged out more than necessary. You can also expect military and war will also involved in both these shows.
Both have a cunning adult male lead who tries to gain an advantage in his world via plotting, psychology, and alliances (rather than with physical force or fighting). The series are leisurely-paced, and set in pseudo-medieval worlds.
Log Horizon and Ookami to Koushinryou are anime series that takes place in a fantasy world. In their worlds, there are mystical creatures and supernatural phenomenons.
Surprisingly enough, both series explores the dynamics of politics/economics as one of its themes.
Both series possesses great humor with its dialogues, character interactions, and mechanics that are explained thoroughly as their stories progresses. The main male protagonists are also wise and forms an interesting relationship with the female protagonist. There is also a sense of adventure as both series conveys its fantasy theme at their finest.
The first thing to run through one's mind after hearing Log Horizon's setting is " real people stuck inside the virtual reality of an MMORPG", is SAO clone. Contrary to this and for the joy of all people out there, this couldn't be further from the truth.
The anime which Log Horizon shares the greatest resemblance to is actually Spice and Wolf. The medieval/fantasy world and the emphasis placed on economics/ politics mirror each other in these anime.
If you're looking for nonstop actions then neither Log Horizon or Spice and Wolf are for you, but if you enjoy an intellectual trip through a fantastical medieval setting they are right up your alley. read more
Both Spice and Wolf and Log Horizon are anime for people who are willing to patiently listen. There isn't a whole lot of action in either and the most important thing in both is the dialogue. If you liked some of the politics and Shiroe's dialogue in Log Horizon, then you'll definitely like the dialogue and topics addressed in Spice and Wolf. If you want more simple things, like a virtual world with video game like qualities, then I wouldn't recommend Spice and Wolf, since it's far from that. To be honest, Log Horizon is more similar to Spice and Wolf than it is to SAO, since both Log Horizon and Spice and Wolf do not revolve around combat and have the same feel when it comes to dialogue. read more
The environment that both series take place in has a similar concept but with different circumstances.
As for our main characters, they are stuck in an isolated area from the outside world where they must survive. Btooom! takes more of a serious tone, while Log Horizon is much more lighthearted. However, there are many mechanics behind both series that are explored relating to their circumstances.
The main male protagonists are also gamers with experience in the gaming world.
Both are fantasy elements and both stories are simulated inside of video game worlds.
Both Protagonists undergo great changes during the course of the story, and both series explore human nature and life.
The main character from SIGN is a Wavermaster. In Log Horizon's case a Mage/magic user. Both series deal with players trapped in an MMORPG except Tsukasa is the only one who can't log out. They must find a way to escape this death game.
Both of these series involve people who are locked inside of an MMO game and cannot leave. Though the situations are similar, the stories differ in that in the case of .hack//SIGN, only one player is trapped in the game and the story revolves around the people in the game who try to help and how they change as a result of their interactions with Tsukasa. SIGN is good, but it's very slow to develop. If you prefer a show with a faster pace, Log Horizon may be the better choice. Instead of only one character, everyone is trapped inside of an MMO and unlike other shows of the genre, they seem to like it there. Log Horizon follows a group of people as they strive to find their place in the new world they are a part of. read more
Both have scenarios where a relatively geeky person (or so it'd seem) from our world suddenly has to deal with another fantasy world. Both main characters are OP. The series each contain a lot less violence and a lot more to do with politics than one would expect. Both are worth watching for people who wish to be whisked away to a world that combines two and imagining what would happen to us if we were there!
The events of the anime happen in a another world, in the same fantasy background.
There are lots of similarities when it comes to politics. In both anime the newcomers try to solve problems with the native people of the new world through a diplomatic approach.
They both give that military vibe.
Both present a cultural exchange between two different "nations"
well by idea you might feel different but the feels are the same with concept like teamwork,foreign nation politics kingdom/empire being threatened by the existence of adventures/JSDF , no game mechanics but who need magic when you gets badass tanks,missiles rifles and AK47 which is pretty much magic to undeveloped culture, it compare and contrast our recent society(especially Japan's) to our primitive old European based culture with nobility with a tinch of Fantasy Dragons ,Elves and obviously Mahou shoujou .art style is more realistic unlike Log Horizon .Slow development is also a fact that stand out be the same .All an all the series have lot more in common then you think just replace adventurers in log horizon by JSDF and people of Land by new fantasy world people it is basically log horizon s1 after guild formationn kinda feels, though JSDF surely is overpowering.Also our MC is not outright cliche with some developed/underdeveloped fetishes (Shiro:- lolicon,Itami :- otaku) read more
Both shows belong to the fantasy genre and the world-building in them are greatly executed. Each episode paints a sneak-peak of the world where the show is set and is continually elaborated as the story unfolds. The cast of both shows are also diverse which makes their interactions and activities a pleasure to watch. Both shows understand their respective settings, beautify it each episode and makes full use of them to further the story.
- Characters involved in politics between nations/towns.
- Demonstrations on the profound implications of various modern tech/amenities that we take for granted.
- Characters bringing in modern tech/knowledge to nations with medieval armies and tech.
The setting is quite similar , the only big differensial is "Gate" is not a Game , Gate's story line goes a little something like : a mysterious portal appears in japan and some otaku military guy have to go in the mysterious portal , and found another world filled with magic and some shit like that, but it looks like the Ruler of That "dimension" dont like guest so of course they went to War, but the good thing is
this "Dimension" doesn't have FREEDO- *cough* i meant Guns. so of course the surrendered ...
wait they Didn't , just watch it.
Log Horizon and Maoyuu are two series taking place in a fantasy realm. They both involve war and politics but in a more of a stylistic fashion. Mamare Touno is the original creator for both series and makes their setting come to life with detailed mechanics.
Both series has some action but truly shines in their ability to comprehend and explore their world settings. There is also some drama, comedy, and hints of romance. Maoyuu has more fan service while Log Horizon composes of more comedy.
Since both Log Horizon and Maoyuu Maou Yuusha have the same original creator, some similarities are expected.
Maouyuu's environment is similar to a fantasy game, while Log Horizon is set inside a RPG. They both present a MC trying to defeat an opposing force using political and economic strategies. However, this intellectual concept doesn't make the shows hard to understand.
Here's the similarities between the two shows
- they are both based in a fantasy world (with log horizons fantasy world being a mmorpg)
- they are both very intellectual shows that focus on the economics and nation relations in the world they are in with the addition of Log Horizon giving a very well thought out perception of what if a mmorpg was truly a realty and the mechanics that make them reality.
- they are both made by the same creator Mamare Touno
Both anime depict flaws of the economic and social structures within their respective worlds and provide solutions to those problems, resulting in gradual stability and energy from depression.Moreover the usual romance,action genre is slightly portrayed. If you find such world systems interesting/entertaining then this is for you. :)
-Similar Smart Gamer MC's.
-Cunning, strategic, and a bit of a troll.
-Both have gaming aspects.
-LH focuses on in-game politics and world building
-QZGS does not have the "trapped in a virtual game" aspect so it's "politics" are purely RL ones, mostly due to the competitive spirit of other gaming clubs.
-LH is Japanese while QZGS is Chinese.
-The art is very different. One is more 2D, the other has CGI and looks more like something from Fate Stay verse.
The main characters are both smart/strategic, very experienced, and are highly respected in their respective worlds. Other similarities include the use of gaming terms, guilds, and great action scenes. Quan Zhi's battles are far more intense, though.
People who enjoy playing MMOs will surely find them interesting.
The concept of overpowered character/former pro in a video game that starts from the beginning is common in both (under different forms though).
If you've liked the concept of overpowerness than you'll love log horizon as well!
They're not just in the game, their world IS a game.
In both series, role-playing game elements are integrated within the world, with Log Horizon being a little different as their so called "real world" is detached and no longer accessible to them. Overall, they're both "fun" shows in general compared to other pretentious shows within the same setting.
"Log Horizon" is about adapting and dealing with the intricacies of how the system works as a foundation of the players' new lifestyle.
"Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka" is focused around the main character's growth as an adventurer rather than the world itself.  read more
Both deal with monsters and the fantasy world. Both protagonists are not what they seem to be, and are very caring to their "family".
Very similar vibe, but sometimes this anime seems a bit more emotional at times. I love both animes and if you enjoyed log horizon, you will enjoy this anime a lot too.
A good happy anime.
Both have been clearly influenced by RPGs. Where DanMachi is a fantasy adventure using RPG inspired leveling as a plot device, Log Horizon is about gamers who are literally sucked into the world of their favorite RPG.
Both are based off of finding a group of people who you can rely on to help you survive. In DanMachi its all about finding a Familia and in Log Horizon its about having a Guild.
Bot are about people who gets into virtual game world. but while in Log Horizon they do it unwillingly, in Sword Art Online II they do it voluntarily. Both are action, adventure, fantasy, game and shounen. WHile Log Horizon is more "medival", Sword Art Online II is setted in a world where guns are main weapons.
Both of these anime feel similar due to their strong male lead character. Both are the intellectual type who go on to have a big impact in their respective worlds, so if you liked either for their MC, then you should definitely give the other a go
These anime series focus mostly on thought processes and the inner workings of their seemingly magical worlds, but they also contain action-packed fights and bits of humor.
Additionally, the protagonists are similar—they work to keep their chaotic environments in check, they show prowess in strategy and in combat, and they have the affection of women but are too dense to realize it.
Both anime has a strong male main character who will impact and change their respective world.
Both are intellectual characters , so if you liked on of these character, you should take a look at the other anime
Their settings may be different, but the events of both series take place in an alternate world. In that world, they must fight for survival with their tactical minds to put forth strategies. There is fantasy elements present along with action, drama, and comedy.
The main female protagonist from both series is also skilled, independent, and has a talent in fighting. Her relationship with the main male protagonist can be viewed in a variety of ways.
Well Oda Nobuna no Yabou is not base on VRMMO but it has something to do with a game too.. Both anime use the map of Japan as based of it's map.. and Log Horizon seems to have Warring state too by the premier release of map of Elder Tale
Both have the characters transported to a different version of their own world. There, they use skills they gained by playing a lot of video games in order to aid in order to live in that world. They involve romance, magic, sword fighting, groups of people fighting (in Oda Nobuna no Yabou it is armies while in Log Horizon it is guilds), etc. They both have some moe character designs for the girls, but it much more apparent in Oda Nobuna no Yabou.
These two anime have similar graphics and music. I think the characters are better in Log Horizon because they're more mature and clever. The story and the feeling are both better in Log Horizon, too. If you liked Fairy Tail, you will surely like this anime. It's a bit more mature and enjoyable than the similar shounens, especially endless shounens like Naruto, Hunter X Hunter, Fairy Tail, etc.
These animes showcase the importance of having a guild to back you up. In Log Horizon, we follow the adventure of the Guild Master, trying its best to make its guild the very best in the world by using finely tuned strategy. In Fairy Tail, we follow Natsu and his everyday life as a guild member trying to make money with the guild's contracts.
One minor thing that I like about those two is the possibility of a romantic relationship between guild members, something that doesn't appear quite as often in other animes.
Quite similar world and atmosphere.
Bunch of online gamers are trapped into fantasy MMORPG, cooperating with local "NPCs" (but without "reload" abilities).
Dark powers, magic, princesses, politics, intrigues, etc. everything is included ))
In this new world, the story follows closely the thoughts of the main character trough an unforgiving world where death isn't actually the end. It's just... Painful. While Log Horizon is colder and more about strategy, Re:Zero is more about the psychological trauma of dying over and over again.
While Log Horizon's Shiroe is a strong-enough character, he try to achieve a peacefulness condition due the imbalance system in their new game-world, Re:Zero's Subaru is a very weak character in first place, can't do anything alone, always get assisting by his around people, he just want to safe the very person who save him but later he found he fell in love with the person he want to protected. But you can found the similarity when they try to make a negotiation and diplomacy, you will love how to see how Shiroe (A support-class of RPG Game) and Subaru (A weakling and straying) who can't do anything alone on their shoes and sometimes depends other support-character in the story. The way they made comrade both is amazing.  read more
-Strong, smart main characters.
-Main characters find themselves in a new world where everything is new.
-Both have slight romances but that isn't what the show is about.
-Short but very enjoyable.
Both stories are Action filled yet comedic. Both stories' main male protagonist are somewhat a tactician to their team, making logical decisions, fast yet precise. both stories' protagonists are transferred into a world where a game is just normal.
Taking place in a fantasy realm, Utawarerumono and Log Horizon adapt their settings in an environment that deal with survival. The main male protagonists has a mysterious past.
There is action, drama, and political issues going in both series. The main male characters gets into interactions with other characters as they get to know them more and form relationships of various degrees. Log Horizon also makes clever use of its mechanics while Utawarerumono contains its own dark dynamics.
Druaga no Tou and Log Horizon involves a fantasy setting with characters of unique abilities. These characters all have their own personalities and joins together in a form of RPG-like scenario.
There are various classes in both series that reflects the theme of its fantasy atmosphere. World building is discussed and battles are dealt with through skills.
Log Horizon possesses more energy and comedy but Druaga makes it up with its elegant drama.
The story follows the main characters who were suddenly transported in an MMORPG game and were trapped inside of it. Though there is one thing they want to get out of the game, but it might take while to complete certain objectives in it. Despite being trap, the atmosphere of the show's tone is slapstick, comedy where the main characters often interact with each other and funny moments occurs. Though it has a good balance of it's action and comedy in it.
Ixion Saga Dt, follows a main character who was transported inside the game and wants to go back home. Log Horizon, is mostly about politics where the main characters were trapped inside the game and usually group up and work together. read more
Both offers in-depth social, economy, politics, diplomacy exploration and a lot of characters which are unique from each other. Both also has very long dialogue and monologue but Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon has more action than Log Horizon.
Both shows deal with the aftermath of a group of people being spirited away into another realm. Both animes are a blend of present reality and fantasy and both have a light hearted feel to them; although at times things can get dark, but this just makes both shows stronger.
Both are excellent series!
Hunter X Hunter is a lot more emotional than Log Horizon, but both shows fill me with a sense of careful optimism. The world isn't always a great place, but we can work towards bettering it with our smarts and determination.
Both shows have really fascinating concepts and strategies the characters use.
Both have very vibrant and colorful worlds.
The two are actually more similar than one might expected. Both have a light and sometime occasionally humorous feeling of adventure. They are both what I would like to call the No Kills anime, in which all the main character or the friendly people associated with the protagonists never dies, and only the bad guys are crossed off the list. Both are on an adventure to discover the truth of something, and both include hints of romance. There are also different groups competing with each other, and the world is also magical with professions such as magicians and such.
With a cast so huge, it would seem impossible to develop them all in any meaningful way, but these anime manage. The best parts about these shows are the realness of the characters and the cleverness of the plot. Definitely check them out.
Both anime revolve around a male MC who is good at solving problems, regardless of if its strategy for fight or war, or fix machinery and coming up with plans, The aura of both anime are similar however the Male MC In both of this anime are similar but also have there differences. Setting is different in terms of Log horizon being set in a game and Uta' no Kamen It a world full of Animal ears and Tails, But still have that action theme running strongly through both animes. Definitely recommend watching both these anime
The plot MC are both very similar to each anime, typical mage but in the end are very powerful... Both are master at analyzing instead of head on attack and both anime are boring at first but quickly picks up the pace...
- Purpose of protagonist
- Log horizon is game setting
- Sinbad is reality setting
Which one is better
After watch Sinbad, I went further on reading manga
Recommend to watch both of them!
They are both did a great job on a certain genre, Isekai
-both are game based
-both are focusing on the game
-both are transported into a another world
-both have excellent story
-both are Not Sword Art Online
-both 100 times better than Sword Art Online
Both shows revolve around a male main character who, despite his somewhat aloof personality, truly wants to solve the problems in the world around him, and will often think multiple steps ahead in order to achieve his goals (Kei/Shiroe). Alongside him is a female main character whose faith in him eventually leads to her deriving part of her self-worth from her ability to help him with said goals (Misora/Akatsuki). Additionally, while many characters in both shows possess extraordinary power, some of the most engaging scenes prove to be the conversations.
On the surface, it might seem absurd to put an adventure/fantasy and a sports anime in one "basket" but if one looks beyond the two utterly different genres, similarities can be found. Firstly, one of the main themes in both cases is teamwork. May it be a dungeon boss fight or a basketball cup showdown, one can't win solo, team/party connection-collaboration is a core requirement in order to achieve the goal. What is mostly similar though it's the fact that victory is certainly not a random fact based on luck or the outcome of the actions of one OP MC. What both shows emphasize is that a good strategy is absolutely necessary. A well thought plan that implements the characters' super powers. Yup, there are super powers exhibited in both anime, which augment the thrill of each encounter that occurs as the plot unfolds. So, if you enjoy tactics and team play, these two series are made for you.  read more
In summary :3
Both of the main characters spawned in different world with their old memories.
Also, Both of Tanya and Shiroe use magic to defeat their enemies.
Finally both of the main characters (Tanya and Shiroe) :} make good strategies and think twice before talking to reach their goals.
They both known as devils lol.
A Lot of points but i used the most important, realized ones
However, If you like.
-Stuck in game style.
Then you Need to watch Youjo Senki and Log Horizon if you didn't watch it already.
(Also log horizon is kinda bored beside Youjo Senki and not exciting that much but it got nice and friendship protect style in the main character and ...maybe romance which is not exist in Youjo Senki)
A somewhat more serious look into the "transported into a fantasy world" trope, the gimmick being an MMORPG world that actually behaves like an MMORPG. Show has its ups and downs but is worth it in the end for some spectacular arcs.
Even though they differ in so many genres, but the similarities are all about THE MAIN CHARACTER. Both of the animes got the dark hero protagonists. Sacrificing themselves for the sake of others and becoming the villain intentionally. Both of them are called lazy, useless. But in the end they are strong and brilliant strategic.
Both are adventure stories that, while having their fair share of action, deal more with the relationships between the characters. They both have a sense of family or community building among the characters that leaves you with a warm fuzziness after the more dramatic episodes.
Akatsuki is more focused on the main character (Yona) while Log Horizon spreads the attention out more. Akatsuki is more mature of the two and would probably fit slightly older audiences. Log Horizon, while more lighthearted, doesn't feel underwhelming when a serious issue arises.
(Both have a "Avatar:The Last Air Bender" feel if you are more familiar to western cartoons than anime) read more
Orange-haired, well-mannered and respected lady who also adores little girls and loves skinship and to make them wear cute clothes? Check. Dark-haired loli with a bit of an attitude and a tsundere streak, but clings around a quiet man all the time? Check. A girl who is very capable and tries very hard, but is often flustered and eclipsed by the louder and brighter people around her? Check.
Based on an MMORPG. Both series are played on the PC. One series has players trapped in their PC game avatar and basically living in that world. They must solve the mystery behind the apocalypse event. While in Blade and soul tells the story of your quest for vengeance and redemption against a backdrop of Asian fantasy. Also good and evil clash in a story of betrayal, revenge, battling factions, and warring gods.
Both anime feature a "Highly intelligent, plans everything that's happening, everything everyone does is part of his plan and benefits him" type of character.
In Log Horizon, it's the main character: Shiroe
In Blood Lad, he's only a support character: Braz D. Blood
Lastly, you could say Braz is basically a vampire version of Shiroe. The way they are drawn is extremely similar. Same glasses, nearly the same hair, similar height, etc.
Perhaps an overlooked series but the classic Digimon and Log Horizon both takes place in a virtual/digital realm surrounded by fantasy atmosphere.
The main characters are part of a group as they fight for survival.
There are mechanics explained in both series throughout its plot. Digimon Adventures offers more of an adventurous setting while Log Horizon focuses other aspects of the virtual realm such as economics. However, both series relates to its technological realm that the characters are a part of.
Both are fantsy anime that are not only about sword fighting, have a really interesting meaningful plot AND lots of humor, also politics with preventing wars and a black-haired strategist with glasses as one of the main characters.
Ragnarok is a lesser well known series to most people but is based off of a MMORPG game with a fantasy setting. As such, they contain elements similar to those of Log Horizon in terms of their themes, style, and settings.
The main male protagonist from both series gets himself involved in this fantasy world where he is part of a group/guild. Together, they strive to survive.
There is comedy, drama, and action present from both series. Additionally, they both contain MMORPG themes such as different classes that are based with different abilities.
Both do involve people being stuck in a game, but the tone is completely non-similar. Log Horizon is close, if not fully, to a comedy, and has random ecchi thrown in as well. To me, it's far better paired with .hack//Legend of the Twilight, one of the lighter in the .hack franchise, and one far more focused on comedy, adventure, etc. To me the tone of LH and .hack//LOTT are quite similar and a far better match than the frequently suggested SAO.
If you want to see Io and Tsumiki in an action MMORPG game about strategizing, here you go.
Shiroe (Log Horizon MC) and Io (Acchi Kocchi MC) are both how as everyone says, dense. They have their awkward cute moments but if you're looking for the same genre of anime, for either one, I don't reccommend watching the other.
Akatsuki (Log Horizon MC) and Tsumiki (Acchi Kocchi MC) are both awkwardly trying to get their "masters" (as Tsumiki is like a cat) to notice them. They both do act like cats at times and they have their cute and awkward moments.
TLDR; Akatsuki and Shiroe from Log Horizon are a whole lot similar to Io and Tsumiki from Acchi Kocchi. Only reccommended if you'd like to see your favorite characters in a different genre of anime. read more
The setting for both the anime is completey different, one is in a game world while the other in space.
now here is where they are similar, they both have a strategist Shiroe and okita. They both have crews or guilds in log horizon that work together.
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 has more romance, action and a strong plot. Both are a must watch
Log Horizon feels to me like the children version of Berserk in some way. Both anime have many discussion about war, royality etc, each anime with its own way. Some moments really looks similar, as when Crusty talks the that princess, same as Ghrifith done in Berserk (They even have the same voice actor- Sakurai Takahiro)
Both main characters have to survive in the world that they were not from. They have friends that help and support them along their way. They have groups they control, though one is guild and another is kingdom. Both have somewhat politics included.
The concept is completely differently but the vibes are similar. The "feel good" factor is in both series.
Log Horizon is an anime where our characters landed in a world that is familiar yet different to them. As such, they spend their time trying to find out the degree of changes that have occurred, and, in the process, building up a fascinating world. Eureka Seven happens in a world quite different from ours, one that's full of mysteries that even our characters, who have lived there for their whole lives, do not understand. Constantly, they have to question what they understand about their world and explore it to a greater degree, which allows world building to take place simultaneously for the audience.
Both anime also have a large cast of likable characters, focusing on a few while not neglecting the rest. read more